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Thematic Discourses about Nuns

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Thematic Discourses about Nuns


Published September 2011


Ten short but profound discourses from the Thematic Discourses (Saṁyuttanikāya) in the Pāḷi Canon in which Māra tries to tempt or distract various Arahat nuns but only gets fine rebukes from the nuns for his trouble. Some of the most memorable teaching in verse is found in this collection.

The text with the audio embedded on the page, can be found on this page.

The recital here is in English, for the same discourses in Pāḷi go to this page.


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Reviewer: Anandajoti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2013
Subject: Audio with Text
Hi Startingswimmer, I forgot to include the link to the page with the text and audio together. Will do it now. Please check the description above. Regarding the questions, please write to me at anandajoti@gmail.com, as the way the reviews work it is not easy to answer here.
Reviewer: startingswimmer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2013
Subject: Thanks for the good work!
Hello Bhante,

Thanks a lot for adding the text so promptly. May I ask you the following two questions, which is not directly related to this group of discourses?

1) In terms of the Dhamma practice, is it better to practice as a 10-precept (or 8-precept) nun, or as a bhikkuni? I heard that ordination as a Bhikkhuni makes life unnecessarily troublesome, and not really helpful for the practice, and limits where one can stay to practice at the moment (and probably in the near future).

2) How do you practice samma sankappa?

Please excuse me if it's not appropriate to ask these questions here. Is there another place I can ask you questions?

With gratitude and metta!

Startingswimmer
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